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Synonyms for simulacrum

Synonyms for simulacrum

an insubstantial or vague semblance

a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

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Technology is the means by which information transitions from the dimension of knowledge to that of simulacrum (Baudrillard 1995).
For Jameson, "the culture of the simulacrum comes to life" when "exchange value has been generalized to the point at which the very memory of use value is effaced"; or, the point at which commodity fetishism has achieved hegemony in all areas of life (1997, 18).
Simulacrum Tremendum is the 38th film by Khavn that was selected by the Rotterdam fest.
it [the simularum] is the reflection of a profound reality; it masks and denatures a profound reality; it masks the absence of a profound reality; it has no relation to any reality whatsoever; it is its own pure simulacrum.
Barthes argues that all things possess a symbolic value, that reality itself is a simulacrum or composed of simulacra, which are themselves composed of signifiers and signifieds.
Simulacrum, as we all know, of course, is a Latin word that means an image or representation of someone or something.
Titled Simulacrum & Hyperbole, the spoof commercial advertises body insurance and lasts 40 seconds.
If Italians are ultimately "a people of saints, poets, seafarers" then the arch-Italian Silvio is a worthy simulacrum of this people," they said.
Reading the Chinese world fair as a simulacrum of world order can provide different ways of relating "the West" to its "other country" China.
Without a referent, simulacrum can manifest virally, there is no obligation on the part of image creators to correspond.
Our cover, then, is a simulacrum of part of the published facsimile of the manuscript of "El Aleph.
The face of "doll yoko" represents simulacrum whereby a yellow circle symbolizes Asian origin.
He presents a description of Deleuze's literary theory, focusing on the concepts of simulacrum and rhizome, and conducts readings of Rushdie's novels Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet based on the Deleuzian theory.
4) As simulation gradually begins to take precedence over the real, Baudrillard sees a stage where the image comes to mask the absence of a basic reality, until it bears no relation to any reality whatever and becomes its own pure simulacrum (1983: 11).
Seb's, who gives them both catalogs for Sakura Companions, robotic girl simulacrum with "intimacy clocks" designed to help boys form "normal" relationships.